New Year, New Diet – My Weight Watchers Journey

Oven Cooked Salmon with Steamed Vegetables – Total 5 Weight Watchers Pro Points

The New Year has started and has given me a new lease of life. With many resolutions to remember the main one is to lose weight… something I am sure is at the top of most resolution lists! Having reached my limit with the total food replacement (in other words you only drink shakes!) diet, Lipotrim, even after successfully losing several stones after Liv’s birth, it was time to look at a new diet.

I cannot even clarify what I diet I am on now, a mixture of Weight Watchers and calorie counting, with a MyFitnessPal, a handy android app that is quite addictive! It is eye opening to list every detail of the foods you eat and then watch the calories mounting up.

The fabulous Musing Housewife has also started her Weight Watchers journey, which helps me immensely as I am constantly asking her the points values of foods I am considering cooking. I am attempting to stick to 1,300 calories a day or less, it may sound drastic, however when considering the daily intake is only 500 calories on the Lipotrim diet, I am feeling a lot less miserable than I was!

Weight WatchersEach morning I am still enjoying my breakfast tea with lots of milk and 1 sugar, alongside either fruit (most fruits are zero points on WW) or a WW Fromage Frais (only 1 point). For lunch I will tuck into 3 slices of ham, 4 cherry tomatoes and lettuce on 2 slices of Hovis Best of Both bread to make a sandwich. If I feel peckish in the afternoon then I simply reach for a banana, which sees me through till dinner time. Last night I had a WW Beef Hotpot (currently £1 in Tesco – bargain and only 6 WW points) and a WW Chocolate Brownie (4 WW points). Both tastier and more filling than I expected and Liv and I both thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate brownie’s – it felt quite naughty to eat a chocolate pudding however with a dinner of only 10 combined points I was well on track for being under my calorie intake and well under my WW target. Not a good thing however as you are meant to stick to your target,  though the food I was eating was healthy and nutritious and washed down with plenty of water.

Tonight Liv and I both tucked into poached salmon (cooked in the oven for 20 mins wrapped in foil) on a bed of steamed carrots, green beans and broccoli. According to Weight Watchers Pro Points, this meal is a total of 4 points. Amazing! It was very filling and extremely tasty! The picture really does not do the meal justice.

Day 2 is almost over now and I am feeling very positive about my weight loss journey, especially as I can still eat the foods I like whilst losing weight. A shake only diet, although the results are noticeable instantly, can be draining and can make you slightly miserable. It is not sociable either, whereas with my crazy calorie counting/Weight Watchers diet, I know I can happily go out with friends and enjoy food alongside a good helping of gossip!

Expect more images of the delicious, healthy meals I plan to make on my weight loss journey!

Feel free to add to the following Weight Loss Linky!!


    • Sim says:

      Thanks hun! Feeling very positive about this now and it’s nice to have a weight loss buddy encouraging me and vice versa! Let’s rock this dudette!!x

  1. Cheryl @ Madhouse Family Reviews says:

    Hello, Great to see you joining in the weekly weightloss linky 🙂 If you’re tracking points with WW, I wouldn’t bother with calorie counting – it’ll get too confusing ! Their Points Tracker is great – you can work out all the points with the nutritional information on the food labels 🙂 Good luck and I look forward to following your blogposts xx

    • Sim says:

      Thanks Cheryl!! To be honest, it’s not too bad at the moment. I am counting calories as I feel bad having to ask my friend points values every 5 minutes! I am sticking to the same daily breakfast and lunch and alternating with yummy WW meals (just had Chicken Hotpot!) and oven cooked salmon or chicken and veg. It was so much easier when I stuck to making 3 shakes a day but I am enjoying losing weight whilst still eating the foods I like. Skinny minnies we shall be! 🙂 xx

  2. Jane Townson says:

    Happy new year and good luck reaching your goals. If you’d like the weight loss linky the code is on my blog. Hope you have a good week.

  3. Sim says:

    Thanks Jane, I had added the linky now – I didn’t realise you could do that before! Good luck with your weight loss in 2013!x

  4. @Morrighani says:

    Sounds like you’ve made a really positive start. You can add me on MyFitnessPal if you like – a few of us use it. I find it really handy to keep a count of where I am up to through the day.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    • Sim says:

      Thank you!! I am feeling very positive indeed… will see how I feel in a month! 😛

      I am unsure of how to add people on there – bear with me, I am going to try with emails. x

    • Sim says:

      Thanks Louise! It’s working for me at the moment and I am going by the whole, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it mentality!! Just hope it continues like this!x

        • Sim says:

          Awesome!! I really do like the Chicken Curry, it’s actually quite tasty and currently priced at £1 in Tesco… my freezer is full!! Enjoy hun… try the Chocolate Brownies they are delicious!!x

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    • Sim says:

      Thanks Alison!! It is actually working! I have now lost 6lbs since last Wednesday and I am feeling great… the best thing? I can still eat chocolate 🙂
      Long may the weight loss continue! 🙂 x

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